Over time, various odors tend to build up in carpets from years of being stepped on, spilled, possibly urinated on by pets (or children), the scent of cigarette smoke, and a variety of other things. Carpets can be sponges for bad odors. Once a bad odor is in a carpet, it is hard to remove it. Sometimes, simply cleaning the carpet is not enough. The stains may be removed, but that does not mean the odors will be removed. There is only so much a de-odorizing spray will do to keep carpets fresh smelling. There is nothing worse than having a carpet that looks clean but doesn’t quite smell clean. The odor of the carpet can spread throughout the entire room and make the entire room odorous. This is certainly unpleasant for any of the inhabitants and guests. In order to remove these odors, you have to eliminate them from the source.
The first thing to do is remove all of the furniture in the room and place it in another room. Then, give the carpet a thorough vacuuming to eliminate any of the dirt and the dust. Dirt and dust are a big source of odors. Next, if there are any stains, try to remove them and treat them. This can be done using a mixture of detergent and water, vinegar and water, or lemon juice combined with detergent and water. You can also use commercial cleaning products to remove the stains. The stains will be more difficult to remove if they have been there for a while. You can also try cleaning the carpet with a carpet shampooer, which can be rented from a retail store. Another way to remove the smell is to well ventilate the room. Open the windows and/or doors, or even run a fan or the air conditioning to get rid of the lingering smells in the air.
After cleansing the carpet, allow it dry. Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. It will absorb the moisture and absorb some of the odors as well. Let the baking soda stay on the carpet overnight and vacuum it the next morning. If the smell still remains, the carpet pad may be damaged, or mold and mildew may be the source of the odor. De-odorizing sprays can mask the odor temporarily, but it won’t be completely gotten rid of. In this case, it will be best to contact a professional before resorting to replacing the carpet altogether. A professional will be able to examine the carpet fully to determine the source of the odor and remove the odor. A professional can also give the carpet a thorough cleaning and remove any lingering stains.
Consider contacting South Jordan Utah Carpet Cleaning to have your carpet odors removed. Also, it is important to take preventative action. Don’t smoke indoors, make sure all pets are house trained, and make sure not to spill liquids on the carpet excessively. Also, clean the carpet periodically to eliminate odors.
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Clean It Up Carpet Cleaning offers professional carpet cleaning services in South Jordan, Utah. We are experts in the cleaning and restoration of carpet, rugs, fine fabrics and hard surface flooring, as well as odor and stain removal. Call us at (801) 903-2712 for more information or visit us at http://www.cleanitupcarpetcleaning.com/south-jordan-ut/.
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